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5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't leave home without it!, 3 Oct. 2010
Just got back from a month travelling around Cuba with the new edition of the Rough Guide to Cuba and found it absolutely invaluable. Reading some of the other reviews I can only assume that this guide has improved greatly since earlier editions as I found both the maps and the reviews very reliable. My friend and I used the restaurant recommendations to determine where we ate out most nights and we always felt the reviews were accurate. Anyone who's been to Cuba will know that eating out is a bit of a gamble but the authors fully acknowledge this and we always knew what to expect thanks to the guide - and discovered some unforgettable restaurants. We stayed in houses with Cuban families (called casas particulares) everywhere that we went and thanks to the guide we found some amazing houses and this really made our stay. Personally I would have liked to have had a bit more on the current state of Cuban politics in the history section but this is a minor criticism of what is overall a brilliant guide.